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Textiles A-Level

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What is the Textiles A-Level Course?

The Textiles A-Level course is an art-based subject in which you will experiment with a wide range of techniques.

What Will You Study?

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  • Observational Drawing
  • Mark making
  • Hand and Machine Embroidery
  • Dysperse Dye
  • Experimental Drawing
  • Repeat pattern Traditional and Digital (Photoshop)
  • Dissolvable fabric
  • Observational drawing / Painting
  • Felt making
  • Textile tensions
  • Garment construction
  • Screen Printing
  • Devore Printing
  • Sublimation Printing

What Next?

Many of our students choose to stay at Cardinal Newman to complete the Foundation Art and Design course, whereas others go straight to university. We have very strong links with universities and recent destinations have included; Manchester Metropolitan University, London College of Fashion, Bath Spa University, Central Saint Martins London and Edinburgh University.

Exam Board

AQA

Entry Requirements for Textiles A-Level

At least Five 5’s at GCSE, including at least a 5 in GCSE Art or a 5 in GCSE Textiles.

Design Technology and Graphic Design students will be subject to an interview with a portfolio of work.

Have you considered studying a Mixed Programme (A-Levels and Btecs) Whether you’re on target to achieve five 5s in your GCSEs or not there may still be an option to study A-Levels alongside a BTEC qualification at Newman.

Course Type

A-Level

What other subjects go well with this subject?

Fine Art, Business Studies, Media Studies, Digital Photography and English.

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